Friday, October 22, 2010

Arthrostemma ciliatum for Kate

Before my mom was born, her grandmother, Kate, passed away as a result of breast cancer. I offer Arthrostemma ciliatum (pinkfringe) in Kate's memory.

This melastome is known in the United States only from Hawaii, where it is considered an introduced species. The photograph above was taken within its native range, in Monteverde, Costa Rica.


Keith Board said...

The affinities to our own Rhexia are certainly apparent. Nice photo!

Scott Namestnik said...

Thanks Keith.